Canine Osteosarcoma

I have never heard of this word until Ruffles (my very first Lhasa Apso) was diagnosed with bone cancer a month ago. Osteosarcoma can materialise in any dog of any breed at any age. As I did some research, it is more common to big breeds such as Rottweilers, Saint Bernards, Great Danes, Golden Retrievers, Labradors and Dobermans. While this is uncommon in smaller breeds, your Lhasa Apso can indeed get this dreadful disease.

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Here is a photo of Ruffles taken a month ago, she used to love long hours on the sofa but she stayed longer period of hours in her dog bed as we limited her movement to jump up and down the couch to prevent further injury and damage to her forearm.

Last Monday while we went for check up, we have opted to have her leg amputated. Our veterinarian ruled out putting her to sleep because she was still very active despite of her condition and age.

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This is Ruffles photo taken yesterday when we visited her after her surgery. I am happy to announce that all went well and she is now on her way to recovery. She managed to walk out of her cage even with her dextrose on when she saw us arriving.
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I will post more photos and updates of Ruffles and I hope to spend more months and hopefully more years with my used to be four legged best friend now three. I wish all your dogs a happy and healthy lifeā€¦. cancer free!

17 thoughts on “Canine Osteosarcoma

    1. poochglamour

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      Onie nakauwi na si Ruffles, i fed her cesar tapos tulog na sya ulit, pagod siguro. hope she gets better soon

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  1. janey

    Aww sad to hear what happened to ruffles. I got curious so I had to look. I hope she lives few more happy years!

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  2. Dawn Zimmer

    Oh Belinda, I am so very sorry to hear about your precious Ruffles. She is such a loving, happy little soul. I am sending prayers, that your little lovebug recovers from this terrible disease, and that she can live out her days pain free…<3

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    1. poochglamour

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      Thank you so much Dawn. I wish Ruffles the same. She is now 10 years old and I hope to spend more happy years with her. :)

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  3. Pen

    my prayers for Baby Ruffles. hugs for you Belinda. im sorry to hear that she is sick. hope she gets well soon

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  4. Mela

    Oh no!! Lola Ruffly’s now on three?! But she’s a strong lhasa, i’m certain that she’s going to recover completely! *big hug*

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  5. Mela

    Oh no!! Lola Ruffly’s now on three?! But she’s a strong lhasa, i’m certain that she’s going to recover completely! *big hug*

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    1. poochglamour

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      Hi Mela! Yes she’s now a three legged lhasa. I hope the cancer has not spread yet and I hope to spend more time with her. And yes she’s definitely a fighter. Thank you Hugs :)

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